Alleged hazing incident leaves University of Buffalo student from Port Chester on life supportPosted: Updated:
An alleged hazing incident has left one University of Buffalo freshman from Port Chester on life support.
The University of Buffalo has suspended Greek life until further notice and is forming a Greek life review committee because of the incident.
"Our hearts go out to Sebastian Serafin-Bazan...we're deeply concerned about his health and well-being, but know he's getting the best possible care at Buffalo General Hospital," said Scott A. Weber, VP Student Life, University of Buffalo.
Serafin-Bazan was rushed to the hospital after an alleged hazing incident by Sigma Pi Fraternity that involved strenuous activity.
The University of Buffalo president wrote in a statement Friday, "..let me reiterate that our university has zero tolerance for hazing. Not only are hazing incidents a violation of university policies, but they are also crimes."
John Frost, the CEO of Sigma Pi, says he's spoken with Buffalo police and wrote in part, "We are in touch with the department and once it concludes its fact-finding, our general counsel will begin our internal investigation to determine if any policy violations occurred and if corrective action is warranted."
The University of Buffalo is asking uninvolved students to be patient.
"If Sebastian had been their brother, their son, their nephew or someone, their friend, someone they love … what would they have the University do? I think it's a very appropriate reaction," says Weber.